Istvan Cziegler is a lecturer at the York Plasma Institute of the University of York. His research in experimental plasma physics has a primary focus on turbulent transport and nonlinear spectral transfer phenomena as they occur in magnetically confined systems. He has worked on filamentary transport, radio-frequency wave-plasma interaction, flow organization, intrinsic rotation in tokamaks, and phase transitions of plasma turbulence. He has extensive experience in the development of analytic techniques, as well as diagnostic design and construction for the experimental exploration and theoretical model validation of microscale physics. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a PhD in 2011, and moved to a research-intensive postdoctoral position with University of California San Diego, working with MIT, Princeton Plasma Physics Labs and Columbia University. He joined the Department of Physics at York in 2016.